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Why this Marine was chosen to escort Girl Gaga on the inauguration

One of the most notable moments since Inauguration Day was Lady Gaga’s powerful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. But it was her outfit and her marine escort that went viral that day too.

For many people who compare the 34-year-old pop star to a character from “The Hunger Games,” it turns out that the oversized Schiaparelli Haute Couture dress she wore was the reason she needed a navy in the first place. to accompany them.

“There were concerns – apparently she was wearing this very nice, very large dress and there were concerns that she might need help getting down the stairs,” said Marine Capt. Evan Campbell on Task and Purpose. “So they basically looked around and I was one of the bigger, bigger people. They just asked if I was willing to help and I was more than happy about it.”

According to the Marine Times, they “laughed” before going out together.

“She looked at me and she’s like ‘a fair warning … we have an equal chance of tripping over it,'” he told the publication.

The two also prayed together, and Campbell calmed Gaga’s nerves, he said.

“I was really impressed with how real she was when we were inside.”Win McNamee / AP

“It just seemed like a very natural human thing to look over and say, ‘Hey, you’re going to do great. You always do well, you know you’re a performer, you’re going to do great, ”said Campbell. “It just seemed like she needed to hear a relaxed voice.”

Not a little monster (the name for Gaga fans) before they meet, Campbell says he is now after sharing the intimate 15 minutes backstage with her.